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Textile Moth Larvae

It is the larvae of the textile moths that causes the main damage to materials. The larval phase of the textile moth is usually creamy white colour with a dark coloured head. These can develop in large numbers, in the right conditions, as the adult female can lay up to 160 eggs during a period of 3 weeks. The larvae spin themselves a “feeding tunnel” made from silk, that serves as their home during its development. It may be possible to detect these fibres of silk, or moth waste, or frass, woven among the fibres of carpet areas. This may provide an indication as to where treatment is required.


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